Apple Date Cake

Cuisine: American

Category: Cakes/pies



2/3 cup shortening
1 1/2 cups sugar
2 eggs
2 tsp soda
1 cup Buttermilk
3 cups all purpose flour
1 tsp cinnamon
1 tsp salt
1/2 cup chopped dates
1/4 cup sliced maraschino cherries
1 1/2 cups fresh chopped baking apples
1 cup chopped pecans
1/2 tsp almond extract
1 tsp vanilla


Cream shortening and sugar. Add eggs one at a time, beating well after each addition. Dissolve soda in milk. Mix flour, cinnamon, and salt, reserving a little flour for dredging dates. Add flour and buttermilk alternately to shortening mixture. Add vanilla and almond extract. Add dredged dates, cherries, apples and nuts. Mix well. Pour into tube pan. Bake at 350 degrees for 50 minutes to 1 hour. Store in tin. Sprinkle with brandy or dip cheesecloth in brandy and wrap cake. Store in refrigerator to ripen.

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